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  • Bodies found of 2 South Koreans in Thai boat crash

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    BANGKOK (AP) — The bodies of two South Korean tourists were found in waters near Thailand's southern resort city of Phuket on Tuesday, two days after the tourist boat they were in collided with a fishing vessel, police said. Marine police and volunteer rescuers found and retrieved the...

  • Planetariums offer safe view of partial eclipse

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — People wanting to safely catch a glimpse of the upcoming partial solar eclipse will get their opportunity at events hosted by two Illinois planetariums. The Adler Planetarium in Chicago says the partial eclipse will begin at 4:36 p.m. on Thursday. The peak — when the...

  • Yosemite proposes raising entrance, camping fees

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Visitors to Yosemite National Park may soon have to pay more to enter and camp overnight, under proposed fee increases announced Monday. A seven-day pass for each car entering Yosemite could go up from $20 to $30, Ranger Scott Gediman said, adding...

  • Begich urges more airport screenings for Ebola

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has called on President Barack Obama to expand health screenings at more international airports, including Anchorage, in response to Ebola concerns. "This is particularly important should the disease spread to other countries as...

  • If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month. The hardest-hit West...

  • Smithsonian aims to raise $1.5B to improve museums

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world's largest museum and research complex to fund programs in history, science, art and culture. The Smithsonian's Board of Regents announced the...

  • Correction: New York Casinos-Resorts World story

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about New York's Resorts World Casino, The Associated Press erroneously reported an analyst's name. His name is Robert Shore, not Robert Stone. A corrected version of the story is below: NYC racino operator set sights on upstate Operator of booming...

  • Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to tout plans to improve the region's airports. Biden, the White House's loudest voice on the need...

  • Fall colors dot Arizona, New Mexico landscapes

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — From the snow-dusted peaks of Arizona's San Francisco Mountains to the fire-singed hillsides surrounding this northern New Mexico town, Mother Nature is signaling that fall is here. For Los Alamos, this year marks one of the first in which the aspens are big...

  • Dad, son hurt in fire at Nevada timeshare resort

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — A fire official in says a 47-year-old man was found unconscious and his 8-year-old son was treated for smoke inhalation after a smoky weekend fire in the kitchen of a southern Nevada timeshare unit. Mesquite Fire Capt. John Gately said Monday the man may have had...

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